This is your time to relax. The Empty Nest collection features homes geared toward this season of your life, when children are out of the house and you may not need as much room, but you want everything to be high quality. These designs offer smaller, easier-to-maintain homes that nonetheless pile on the comfortable amenities where it counts, like in the living room and sleeping areas. Look for plans with the master suite on the first floor for convenience and ease of access. An extra bedroom or two await visiting family, some of these with private bathrooms — perfect for adult children with little ones of their own. If your home will continue to be holiday central, consider a plan with a dining room, but one that opens up to the kitchen for effortless serving and greater interaction between guests.